Witnessing Expanded

I lay belly down on the deck of my cabin, rolling my thighs on warming wood, smelling the day. I watched a small brown bird hop from blade to blade in the grass. All of sudden my breath opened deep. I felt my body melt into the wood, and my back absorb the blue sky […]

Practice: Breath Dance then Writing

"We were breathing there together last night, laughing, trembling, turned in on ourselves. It was an uncountable place, unspeakable. I was lost for a long time. I loved it. I’ll love it again." Practice: try this: focus on your breath as you move for a while, 20 minutes if you can, or off and on [...]

Spiritual Bellydance at Kripalu

"Art is not an end in itself. It is a medium in service of sacred understanding." --Rasa, Rene Daumal I just returned from presenting this year's 5-day Program at Kripalu. We are a mixed-level group of 20. Many were beginner dancers, or new to bellydance, and were unfamiliar with my methods, yet by the end [...]
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